Letters to the Editor

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I am writing to express my support for Tim Stowe for the Frederick County School Board's Red Bud District seat . Having known Tim and his family for many years, I will be supporting him for School Board and would hope that others will do that same. Read more

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Columns

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There’s a drug war on TV. It has nothing to do with cocaine or heroin but does involve an addiction — the pharmaceutical industry’s compulsion to charge Americans an average 3.4 times more for brand-name drugs than people in other countries pay. Step 1 in the rehab program is to let Medicare… Read more

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Quick. Do you know whether marijuana is legal in your state? Is it approved for medical or even recreational use? If you don't know, that is completely understandable. We are a collection of 50 different states with a wide-ranging patchwork of laws regulating cannabis, nearly all of which ar… Read more

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It is a metaphor for what is occurring at seemingly all levels of our country and culture. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced it will slow service for first-class mail and periodicals while "temporarily" increasing prices on all "commercial and retail domestic" packages ..… Read more

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The New York Times recently reported that the FBI had an undercover informant amid the mob that entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 who had related to them his knowledge of the demonstrators' plans beforehand and his observations of events in the building in real time. The informant was a gen… Read more

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Our Views

After many years residing on Page A4, The Star's Editorial Page has moved to the back of the A section. Today, it is on Page A11. This is a permanent change to accommodate keeping obituaries and death notices on consecutive pages in the front of the A section, in concert with a new ad system… Read more

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“Better than perfect” was how my 87-year-old father described his experience getting his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning at a mass vaccination site at Shenandoah University’s James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center. Read more

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U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has a lot of explaining to do, as some in Washington are saying his removal this fall of mail sorting machines at postal facilities is partly to blame for challenges the U.S. Postal Service faced in getting packages delivered during the Christmas season. O… Read more